How to Install HP LaserJet M1136 MFP Driver on Ubuntu
If you have an HP LaserJet M1136 Multifunction Printer and want to use it on your Ubuntu system, you may need to install the appropriate driver for it. In this article, we will show you how to download and install the HP LaserJet M1136 MFP driver on Ubuntu using the official HPLIP software from HP.
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What is HPLIP?
HPLIP stands for HP Linux Imaging and Printing. It is a free, open-source, and easy-to-use software that supports over 3,000 HP printer models, including Deskjet, Officejet, Photosmart, PSC (Print Scan Copy), Business Inkjet, LaserJet, Edgeline MFP, and LaserJet MFP. HPLIP provides printing, scanning, and faxing functionality for your HP printer on Linux systems.
How to Download HPLIP?
You can download the latest version of HPLIP from the official website. The current version is 3.22.6, which was released on June 29, 2022. It adds support for many new devices, including the HP LaserJet M1136 MFP series. It also supports Ubuntu 22.04, Fedora 36, and MX Linux 21.1.
To download HPLIP, go to the website and click on the "Download HPLIP" button. You will be redirected to a page where you can select your Linux distribution and version. Choose "Ubuntu" and "22.04" (or your corresponding version) from the drop-down menus and click on "Download HPLIP". You will get a file named "hplip-3.22.6.run" in your Downloads folder.
How to Install HPLIP?
To install HPLIP, you need to run the downloaded file as an executable script. Follow these steps to do so:
Open your Downloads folder and right-click on the "hplip-3.22.6.run" file. Select "Open in Terminal". This will open a terminal window in your Downloads folder.
In the terminal window, type the following command to make the file executable: chmod u+x hplip-3.22.6.run
Then, type the following command to run the installer script: ./hplip-3.22.6.run
The installer will ask you a few questions during the installation process. You can press Enter to accept the default answers for most of them. You may need to enter your password when prompted.
The installation may take some time depending on your internet speed and system configuration. When it is done, you will see a message saying "Installation completed successfully".
How to Use HPLIP?
After installing HPLIP, you can plug or re-plug your HP LaserJet M1136 MFP printer to your Ubuntu system and turn it on. The system should automatically detect and configure your printer. You can also open the HP Device Manager application from the menu or by typing hp-toolbox in a terminal window. This application allows you to manage your printer settings, check ink levels, scan documents, and more.
If you encounter any problems with your printer or HPLIP, you can visit the HP Support website for troubleshooting tips and FAQs. You can also ask questions on the HP Support Community page or contact one of the support agents.
In this article, we have shown you how to download and install the HP LaserJet M1136 MFP driver on Ubuntu using the HPLIP software from HP. We hope this article was helpful and informative for you. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please let us know in the comments below.